Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling is celebrating with the City’s small businesses this week as a nod to SBA’s National Small Business Week. Mayor Rilling recognizes the outstanding contributions that Norwalk’s entrepreneurs and small business owners make to the local economy by operating their businesses, providing jobs and investing in the community. One out of every two employees work for a business with fewer than 50 employees.
On the morning of Thursday, May 4,Mayor Rilling and Elizabeth Stocker, Norwalk’s Economic Development Director will be accompanied by Frank Alvarado, Senior Area Manager and Veterans Affairs Officer for the local SBA and Julio Casiano of the SBA. They will visit several of Norwalk’s small companies to celebrate their businesses and contributions to Norwalk. These will include manufacturing, women-owned and minority-owned businesses. Mayor Rilling knows that it is not easy for business owners, innovators and entrepreneurs to take the risks involved to develop their ideas, grow a business and go on to become successful. The SBA representatives will be on hand to offer the possibility of a helping hand with financial matters. The Mayor says that he has “the utmost respect for these business owners and honors their tenacity. This week is an opportunity to let them know that they are to be congratulated and celebrated.”